'''Dick Higgins''' (March 15, 1938 – October 25, 1998) was a composer, poet, printer, and early Fluxus
artist. Higgins was born in Cambridge, England
, but raised in the United States in various parts of New England, including Worcester, Massachusetts
, Putney, Vermont
, and Concord, New Hampshire
. He was the son of Carter Chapin Higgins and Katherine Huntington Bigelow. His younger brother Mark Huntington Higgins
was murdered in the Congo in 1960.
With the poet Jackson Mac Low
, another soon-to-be Fluxus artist George Brecht
, and the two innovators of Happenings
, Allan Kaprow
and Al Hansen
, Higgins studied composition with John Cage
at the New School of Social Research
in New York in the late 1950s. During this time Higgins began to produce the first scores for events that rework everyday activities into performances that may or may not incorporate music.
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